Poverty is a political choice, Michener tells NYS Senate

On Dec. 12, Jamila Michener offered expert testimony during a New York State Senate committee hearing focused on the causes and effects of poverty in the state’s small and midsized cities.

Students help those with criminal records gain clean slates

Law School students and undergrads are helping clients with minor criminal histories – disproportionately people of color – review, correct and seal records that have thwarted job opportunities and held them back.

Team designing digital health tools for pregnant refugees wins NAM prize

An intercampus collaboration that aims to provide digital health care tools to pregnant refugee women, who are at elevated risk for pregnancy complications but often afraid to seek medical care, has been awarded a National Academy of Medicine Catalyst Prize.

Brokers play important role in regulating migrant workers in China

New research authored by an ILR School doctoral student examines the interplay between private labor brokers and local state actors in Chinese migrant worker regulations.

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Gender Justice Clinic Presents Recommendations to U.N. Human Rights Committee

Gender Justice Clinic traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, to present recommendations on this and sex workers’ rights in hearings before the U.N. Human Rights Committee.

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Welcoming AI into the classroom

Students are experimenting with generative artificial intelligence in everything from essay writing to computer code creation.

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Method may improve cities’ responses to resident service calls

Researchers from Cornell Tech have developed a method to identify delays in the reporting of incidents such as downed trees and power lines, which could lead to practical insights and interventions for more equitable, efficient government service.

Professors Ian Kysel and Luwam Dirar Lay Out Landmark African Migrant Rights Principles

Professor Ian Kysel and Luwam Dirar LL.M. ’09 J.S.D. ’16, an assistant professor at Western New England University School of Law, presented at the 77th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the rights body of the African Union (AU), as it formally launched the African Guiding Principles on the Human Rights of All Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers (Guiding Principles) on October 21.

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China expert, present at Xi visit to US, aims to cool tensions

Professor Jessica Chen Weiss, an expert on U.S.-China relations, was among the attendees of the dinner following President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s historic summit on Nov. 15 in San Francisco.